|View Poll Results: Assemble or not?|
|put it together||132||96.35%|
|leave it in the box||1||0.73%|
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playmobile - holy crap. yeah if anyone bought anything for their kids thats playmobile definitely assemble that ahead of time. it looks so simple. we got a boat. A BOAT!! and it took hours to assemble. it had real rigging for crying out loud.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
The year I got a trike for my birthday I woke up to find a string tied to something (can't remember what) in the house saying "Follow the string to find your present". My trike was under the house.
The year my brother and I got bikes for Christmas there was a note in the tree saying "Go and look near Lisa (the name of our car)". Our bikes were standing in the shed (Dad had picked them up from a neighbours house on Christmas Eve). It is our tradition for Dad to hand out the presents so he just gave us the note last so everything else was opened first.
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
Now the problem is I have to convince him to go to bed before I do so I have time to put it together, which is a whole nother challange in itself, or maybe I can enlist Great -Grammy to distract him long enough to sneek off and get it ready! I already looked at the instructions and there arent too many peices I dont think.
He is going to be sooo stinking excited, he has been talking about getting a real bike forever now!
Santa always assembles gifts here. The elves gotta do SOMETHING.
Could you hide it in a closet if you assembled it early? You could do it some other night when he goes to bed before you, or in the morning before he gets up.
(On another note, one year oldest DS just couldn't seem to tell me what he wanted and I kept threatening him with underwear. You should have seen the look on his face when my teenage son opened a package of Scooby Doo underoos (size 6)--priceless! There was money tucked into one of the waist bands just enough so he could see it from the back side of the package. I laughed myself silly and wish soooo much I'd had a video camera!)
Kali (pka Michelle) ~ crunchy wife to Cory (09/06) ~ Mama to H (03/90) & I (06/92)--both ~ BF for 35 consecutive months ~ x 4
I like to assemble most things before Christmas, because I remember what a drag it was watching things being assembled on the day of!
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
K (6): C (8): B (1/13/12)
But I agree that there is something magical about getting a brand new amazingly awesome new bike ready for riding.
A friend did this once....after they enjoyed Christmas morning, they received a fake phone call from Santa saying that he left a gift for him on the doorstep (the kid didn't speak to Santa, the Mom just pretended she was talking to him). During the fake phone call, Dad snuck around and put the bike by the door. Kid opens door, sees bike, freaks out, life is good.